State-owned NHPC on 7th June 2021 signed a pact with Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation (BSHPC) to implement a 130.1-megawatt (MW) Dagmara hydroelectricity project in Bihar. Speaking on this prestigious occasion, Power Minister R K Singh said that hydropower is important in the background of climate change and in the shift from fossil to non-fossil fuel for future generation.
A MoU has been signed on 7th June 2021 between public sector hydropower firm NHPC and BSHPC for the implementation of the 130.1- megawatt Dagmara HE Project in the Supaul district of Bihar state, the power ministry said in a statement.
The pact was signed and exchanged by the signatories in the presence of R K Singh, Union Power Minister and Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Bihar Energy Minister.
The MoU was signed by Biswajit Basu, NHPC Director (Projects) on behalf of NHPC, whereas Alok Kumar Managing Director of BSHPC signed the document on behalf of the Government of Bihar.
In his address, Bijendra Prasad Yadav conveyed his gratitude on behalf of the state government to the power ministry and NHPC for taking up the implementation of the Dagmara project.
Bijendra Prasad Yadav further said the project will bring all round progress and development in the state.